End homelessness in Canada in ten years: First glimpse at plans for powerful new national voice

Plans are underway for a powerful new national voice in Canada to end homelessness. Tim Richter from the Calgary Homeless Foundation recently delivered a presentation that provides an overview of the new organization. Stay tuned for more details in the new year. Alberta’s Seven Cities …

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The staggering health and financial costs of inequality – in Europe and in Canada

Inequality is bad for those lower on the income scale. It’s also bad for almost everyone else, as Richard Wilkinson noted during his recent Canadian tour. More research evidence on the costs of health inequality emerged this week in an article in the British Journal …

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Independent Hunger Panel Calls For Quick Passage Of National Housing Legislation

The Toronto Recession Relief Coalition’s Hunger Inquiry has added its voice to the growing number across the country calling on federal Parliament to quickly pass Bill C-304 – legislation to create a national housing act for Canada. The coalition assembled an independent panel of community …

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Stunning: UforChange's Vivacity Showcase Has Big First Night

The first night of UforChange’s Vivacity showcase at the Toronto Dance Theatre on Thursday evening was, quite simply, stunning. Additional showcases run Friday and Saturday. UforChange is an arts-based community development and human rights initiative with youth from the St James Town neighbourhood in downtown …

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Canada’s Non-profit Sector Tops $100 Billion In Economic Activity: Big And Growing Even Bigger

Canada’s non-profit sector – already the second largest in the world – now tops $100 billion in annual economic activity, according to the latest satellite account of non-profit institutions and voluntering, released this morning by Statistics Canada. The non-profit sector’s contribution to Canada’s Gross Domestic …

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Got The message? Income Inequality Causes Poor Health: Richard Wilkinson

The stunning new Three Cities research on growing income inequality in Toronto underscores the urgency of the message delivered by UK epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson during his recent Canadian tour: Inequality is bad for everyone. Poor health is a direct result of income inequality, says Wilkinson …

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Growing Divide In Incomes Triggering Health Crisis: Latest Three Cities Research

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Toronto’s 35-year income polarization trend is not only dividing the city into rich and poor neighbourhoods, but it is also triggering a city-wide health crisis. The latest Three Cities research from Prof David Hulchanski of the University of Toronto’s Cities Centre paints a devastating picture …

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Good research critically important to ending homelessness: Video interview

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Good research is key to ending homelessness in Canada. It helps us understand the scale and scope of homelessness, design adequate and fully-funded housing policies and programs, set realistic targets and timelines and measure accountability for results. The research table must include people who have experienced homelessness. These are some …

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